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Ecosystem Ecology Group

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

About the Group

The Ecosystem Ecology Group focuses on interactions among physical, chemical, and biological elements of riverine ecosystems that organize ecological behavior at local and regional scales. We are also interested in the effects of global change (land use, atmospheric deposition, emergent contaminants) on the structure and function of streams and rivers, and the need for more socio-ecological perspectives on conservation and restoration of running water ecosystems.

Ecosystem Ecology Staff

Photo of Stephanie Bernasconi hiking in the mountains

Stephanie Bernasconi

Research Technician, Part-Time Environmental Educator
Sara Damiano

Sara Damiano

Research Technician
Michael Gentile

Michael Gentile

Research Technician
Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

Marc Peipoch, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist
Myriah Wadley

Myriah Wadley

Research Technician, Part-Time Environmental Educator

Ecosystem Ecology News

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Stream nitrogen uptake associated with suspended sediments: a microcosm study
Bacmeister, E., E. Peck, S. Bernasconi, S. Inamdar, J. Kan, and M. Peipoch. 2022. Frontiers in Environmental Science 20.
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Backed-up, saturated, and stagnant: effect of milldams on upstream riparian groundwater hydrologic and mixing regimes
Sherman, M., J. Hripto, E.K. Peck, A.J. Gold, M. Peipoch, P. Imhoff, and S. Inamdar. 2022. Water Resources Research 58(10): e2022WR033038.
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Effects of relic low-head dams on stream denitrification potential: seasonality and biogeochemical controls
Hripto, J., S. Inamdar, M. Sherman, E. Peck, A.J. Gold, S. Bernasconi, K. Addy, and M. Peipoch. 2022. Aquatic Sciences 84, article number: 60.
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Nitrogen sinks or sources? Denitrification and nitrogen removal potential in riparian legacy sediment terraces affected by milldams
Peck, E.K., S. Inamdar, M. Sherman, J. Hripto, M. Peipoch, A.J. Gold, and K. Addy. 2022. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, early online access.
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Convergence of biofilm successional trajectories initiated during contrasting seasons
Wang, J., M. Peipoch, X. Guo, and J. Kan. 2022. Frontiers in Microbiology 16, Sec. Aquatic Microbiology.
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